You’ll learn all the skills needed to begin working in a beauty therapy clinic. Learn how to do beauty treatments like eye lash tinting, spray tanning, waxing and facials. On successful completion of the NZ Certificate in Beauty Therapy, you can progress to the NZ Diploma in Beauty and Body Therapy.
The NZ Certificate in Beauty Therapy (Level 4) offers you stimulating studies and provides a pathway to either further study or starting your career in the beauty industry.
Beauty therapy is a demanding career that brings many rewards from helping people look and feel their best.
The NZ Certificate in Beauty Therapy (Level 4) provides a pathway to a career in many different areas of the beauty industry and covers a wide range of topics such as:
Lash and brow tinting
Please feel free to contact us by phone, email or private message us on Facebook for a chat about your study options.
There are two entry dates per year:
If you have any criminal convictions this may impact on your ability to enrol in further programmes of study.
To discuss this further, please contact the Programme Administrator.
Applicants under 20 years old
NCEA Level 2
Applicants 20 years or over
There are no minimum academic requirements. However, applicants will need to provide their CV detailing any relevant work experience and academic achievements. The Programme Coordinator will use this information to assess whether the applicant is likely to successfully complete the NZ Certificate in Beauty Therapy (Level 4).
Alternative academic entry assessment
The alternative academic entry assessment will measure applicants’ Literacy and Numeracy ability to ensure that it is of a level to cope with the demands of the programme.
Health and professional requirements
All applicants are required to:
Sign a declaration and a request for personal information held on the NZ Police computer.
Sign a declaration that they are in good health (having no medical, physical or psychological conditions that would preclude working with vulnerable clients).
This request is consistent with industry expectations and the type of work undertaken whilst on the programme or as a graduate of the programme.
If the declaration identifies any issue that may impact your ability to complete the programme, you can discuss this with the Programme Coordinator at an information session. EIT | Te Pūkenga reserves the right to decline entry to the programme should an applicant’s Police record be such that they would be considered unsuitable for the type of work undertaken whilst on this programme or by graduates of this programme. The guidelines on which this decision is based are the relevant professional association or industry requirements.
An information session is compulsory for those who do not meet the entry criteria and it is recommended for those who do meet the entry criteria. It will allow parties to exchange information about what the programme provides for learners and requirements of learners. Included will be discussion of possible career paths for the applicant, motivation and physical and emotional requirements, and applicant’s abilities, background, experiences and interests. Attendance of whānau members and/or other support people is encouraged.
English language entry requirements
All applicants must demonstrate an acceptable level of English language fluency prior to acceptance in the programme. Ways in which English language fluency may be demonstrated include the following:
Successful study of a programme in which English was the language of instruction (subject to NZQA conditions)
Completion of a New Zealand Certificate in English Language (Level 3 with any endorsement)
IELTS Academic score of 5.5, with no band score lower than 5.0, achieved in a single test within the two years preceding enrolment
Accepted international equivalents to the above IELTS scores
Completion of an EIT | Te Pūkenga assessment
Entry with credit
You may already have some knowledge or skills that can be recognised as part of your intended study. This may take a number of different forms including study while at high school, study at a private training establishment, workplace training, other tertiary study, life experiences or voluntary work. If you think you may qualify, you may want to apply for Cross Credit (CC) or Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL).
CC is based on the equivalency of courses or qualifications. You would apply for CC if you have passed a very similar course at the same level.
RPL is based on the assessment of your current knowledge and skills. You would apply for RPL if you had gained the relevant knowledge and skills through life experiences and informal learning situations.
You will be asked to provide details of anything that you would like considered as credit toward your intended programme of study, as part of your application.
You must apply prior to enrolment. CC and RPL cannot be awarded for a course if you are already enrolled in that course.
For further information and enquiries about CC and RPL please contact the Programme Administrator, Kenzie Turnbull, on 06 830 1439 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Your future career and study opportunities
As a graduate of this qualification you may find employment as:
Junior beauty therapist
Cosmetic product company representative or other
Alternatively, once you’ve acquired this certificate, you may wish to continue your studies with:
NZ Diploma in Beauty and Body Therapy (Level 5)
NZ Diploma in Wellness and Relaxation Massage (Level 5)
Academic learning services
Academic Learning Services is here to assist you on your journey towards the successful completion of your studies at EIT | Te Pūkenga. Our aim is for you to become confident, competent and independent learners.
We have dedicated advisors who can assist with your learning.
EIT | Te Pūkenga offers a variety of scholarships across various subjects and programme levels. Some scholarships are based on your age, some are specific to the subject you want to study. Not all scholarships are based on your academic ability and anyone wanting to study should investigate what scholarships are available to them.
You can find a list of EIT | Te Pūkenga scholarships here however there are many more scholarships offered nationally. Information about these is on an database called “givME”. givME is accessible at EIT | Te Pūkenga or at some public libraries. If you would like to come to EIT | Te Pūkenga to look through the giveME database don’t hesitate to contact email@example.com or call in for a chat.